Accela Business Portal walk-throughs Now Available!
Accela Business Portal walk-throughs Now Available !
We have several walk-throughs for citizens and applicants to assist them including :
How to find if your contractor has a metro license;
How to find a metro licensed contractor;
How to submit a building permit online;
How to schedule a permit inspection;
How to find the status of a permit;
How to pay for a permit/record online;
How to renew your metro contractor license online
When do I need a permit?
- If you move or add an electrical outlet; add wiring for new/replaced/relocated equipment; add a circuit breaker in the panel; or relocate fixtures due to a renovation – are all examples of when you need an electric permit issued before you do the work. If you are not the sole owner, or you are the owner, but do not live where the work is being done (address not listed on driver’s license), you must hire a metro licensed Electrical Contractor.
- If you add/enlarge a deck attached to your home; add/remove/relocate a roof over an existing deck; add a structure that it is 200 sq.ft. or more at your home or expand your existing shed/garage to over 200 sq.ft.; change the attic or basement or garage to an apartment or as living space – are all examples of work that requires a building permit before you do the work.
- If you replace your furnace or AC compressor or heat pump – you need a HVAC permit issued before you do the work. If you are not the sole owner, or you are the owner, but do not live there (address not listed on driver’s license), you must hire a metro licensed Mechanical Contractor.
- If you replace your water heater – a permit from the State office of Housing Construction and Review – Plumbing Division – will be required and inspected by a State inspector. Call 502-429-4441, ext. 22
- If you rent or buy a building/tenant space and have no plans to change anything other than how the building/space was used previously, you will need a building permit for a change of use, prior to occupancy of the building/space.
Please note: Any permit issued by Construction Review requires inspections to be performed and all permits expire if no inspection has been made within 180 days.